Architect Lasse Haldrup Juul teamed up with Kebony - manufacturer of environmentally friendly softwood - to refurbish a traditional Scandinavian "Funkis" style house overlooking Norway's largest lake, Lake Mjosa. The team modernized the existing house and elevated its energy efficiency to meet Passive House standards. We think the makeover looks great - how about you?
The original four-bedroom Funkis ‘functionalist style’ house, built in the 1930s was completely renovated, keeping only the base walls, wooden structure, staircase and chimney in their original form. A minimalist approach was maintained throughout the house, with sustainability as the main guiding idea behind the renovation project. The owner and architect Lasse Haldrup Juul chose Kebony because of its superior environmental credentials as an environmentally friendly softwood produced in Norway.
Kebony softwood has no harmful effects on the environment and requires very little maintenance. Sustainability was the main goal during the design process, resulting in a project that meets passive house requirements with minimized energy consumption and sustainable materials.
“The feedback I have received for the Passive House has been immensely positive. Timber is a material that has a particular visual appeal and Kebony allows its use without causing environmental degradation. Working with Kebony has transformed the character of the house, giving it an impressive yet neutral and organic finish,”said Lasse Haldrup Juul.